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“Detroit: An American Autopsy” by Charlie LeDuff

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There is no doubt that 2013 was a challenging year for the Motor City. Whether the declaration of bankruptcy, conviction of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick or the write-in campaign of new mayor Mike Duggan the year provided an interesting scenario of political stories.

Detroit: An American Autopsy” by Charlie LeDuff truly captured the spirit of Detroit politics. The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Fox 2 journalist traced the history of Detroit from his childhood memories to today’s headlines. The end product was the most insightful book ever written about a city that could go from one of the wealthiest in the world to one of the biggest examples of government out of control.

LeDuff’s look at the history of Detroit follows exhaustive research flavored by his love of the city and dedication to the truth. The picture is not pretty but it is accurate. Sadly it is a prelude to what could happen in other cities or even the nation.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (February 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594205345

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